Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th September is nationally recognised as the major fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Support.

  • Sprout ELC Wamberal just donated $65.45
  • Kari just donated $195.18
  • GPCL just donated $135.55
  • Banked just donated $381.80
  • Sonny Carmichael just donated $559
  • Karianne just donated $70.05
  • Karianne just donated $461.40
  • Amy just donated $46
  • Shirley just donated $1,127.50
  • Anonymous just donated $12.66
  • Banked just donated $78.30
  • Banked just donated $72
  • Marlene Steiner just donated $52.75
  • Redland District Special School just donated $151.60
  • Lauren just donated $21
  • Intensive Care, Women's and Perioperative Services Cairns Hospital just donated $147.70
  • Sonja Stride just donated $30
  • Sarah just donated $52.75
  • Calliope State High School just donated $576
  • Paul Kenneth Gapes just donated $52.75

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Host a Talk Like a Pirate Day Event

The day is all about dressing up and having fun while making a difference to the lives of childhood cancer families.

Talk Like a Pirate Day is a great fundraising event for schools, childcare centres, community groups, workplaces, and individuals.

Customise your day using our fun resources and fundraising ideas.

Host your event any time in September during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Get your Talk Like a Pirate Day Certificate

Thank you to all the arghhhh-mazing teams for their fundraising efforts this year. Make sure to download your certificate and display it proudly!

How to get involved

1. Register your Team

2. Gather your Crew

3. Raise Funds

4. Host your Talk Like A Pirate Day

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is for everyone

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How Talk Like a Pirate Day makes a difference

Childhood Cancer Support was formed in 1975 when a group of desperate parents, with children being treated for leukaemia and cancer, met to discuss ways of helping each other and their children.

Today, Childhood Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to regional families through family-styled accommodation, transport services, counselling and mental health support and a range of vital support services. The charity is committed to making life easier for families impacted by childhood cancer.

To help families impacted by childhood cancer.

To create a positive community in the lives of families that have been impacted by childhood cancer.

A message from our General Manager Helen Crew. 

Providing a home away from home for regional families


Over $502,476 has been saved in accommodation costs for families in 2020/2021, providing families 5,604 free nights of homely accommodation.

514 people

In 2020/21, 514 people have stayed in our long-term and short-term accommodation while required to travel for life-saving cancer treatment.
Longest stay was 407 days.

15,384 Kilometres

In 2020/21, 15,384 kilometres was travelled by our patient transport vehicles including 849 transport runs to and from the children's hospital.